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G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. (GIII) Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2011 Results

Sep. 1, 2010 (Business Wire) — G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. (NasdaqGS: GIII) today announced operating results for the second quarter of fiscal 2011.

The Company reported that, for the three months ended July 31, 2010, net sales increased by 39% to $189.0 million from $135.9 million in the second quarter last year. This increase was stronger than expected and resulted primarily from increased wholesale sales of women’s dresses, sportswear and suits, as well as from higher sales by the Company’s Wilsons retail outlet store business.

Net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 improved to $3.0 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $2.8 million, or $0.17 per share, in the year-ago quarter. This shift to profitability was driven by the increase in sales and improved margins in the Company’s wholesale and retail businesses.

Morris Goldfarb, G-III’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “The impact of our increasing diversification, both by product categories and brand, was demonstrable in the second quarter. We now have built a dress and sportswear business that is shipping twelve months a year. We are looking ahead to a strong second half of the year as a result of the combination of our dress and sportswear business with our fall and winter outerwear business.”

Mr. Goldfarb continued, “Our Wilsons business is on track to show much improved results for this year coming off an improved first half of the year. We believe that Wilsons is well positioned for a strong second half of the year. We also are quite excited about our Calvin Klein handbags and luggage launch, which we will begin shipping next year and will also further diversify our business.”

Mr. Goldfarb concluded, “We have strong momentum going into the second half of the year with a solid order book and a well balanced diversified business model which we believe will result in continued growth in sales and profits.”


The Company has revised its expectations upward for its fiscal year ending January 31, 2011. It is now forecasting net sales of approximately $1.025 billion compared to its prior forecast of approximately $950.0 million of net sales and $800.9 million of net sales in the prior fiscal year. The Company is now forecasting fiscal year 2011 net income in the range of $52.0 million to $54.0 million, or $2.60 to $2.70 per diluted share. This represents an increase from its prior guidance for net income of $44.0 million to $46.0 million, or between $2.20 and $2.30 per diluted share, and from net income of $31.7 million, or $1.83 per diluted share, in the prior fiscal year. The Company is now forecasting EBITDA for the fiscal year ending January 31, 2011 to increase between 56% and 61% from fiscal 2010 to a range of $96.3 million to $99.3 million. The Company previously forecasted EBITDA to increase approximately 35% to 40% from fiscal 2010 to a range of approximately $83.3 million to $86.3 million, compared to EBITDA of $61.6 million in fiscal 2010. EBITDA should be evaluated in light of the Company’s financial results prepared in accordance with US GAAP. A reconciliation of EBITDA to net income in accordance with US GAAP is included in a table accompanying the condensed financial statements in this release.

About G-III Apparel Group, Ltd.

G-III is a leading manufacturer and distributor of outerwear, dresses, sportswear and women’s suits under licensed brands, its own brands and private label brands. G-III sells outerwear and dresses under our own Andrew Marc, Marc New York and Marc Moto brands and has licensed these brands to select third parties in certain product categories. G-III has fashion licenses under the Calvin Klein, Sean John, Kenneth Cole, Cole Haan, Guess?, Jones New York, Jessica Simpson, Nine West, Ellen Tracy, Tommy Hilfiger, Enyce, Levi’s and Dockers brands and sports licenses with the National Football League, National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, National Hockey League, Touch by Alyssa Milano and more than 100 U.S. colleges and universities. Our other owned brands include Jessica Howard, Eliza J, Black Rivet, G-III, Tannery West, G-III by Carl Banks and Winlit. G-III also operates retail outlet stores under the Wilsons Leather name.

Statements concerning G-III’s business outlook or future economic performance, anticipated revenues, expenses or other financial items; product introductions and plans and objectives related thereto; and statements concerning assumptions made or expectations as to any future events, conditions, performance or other matters are “forward-looking statements” as that term is defined under the Federal Securities laws. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and factors which include, but are not limited to, reliance on licensed product, reliance on foreign manufacturers, risks of doing business abroad, the current economic and credit environment, the nature of the apparel industry, including changing customer demand and tastes, customer concentration, seasonality, risks of operating a retail business, customer acceptance of new products, the impact of competitive products and pricing, dependence on existing management, possible disruption from acquisitions and general economic conditions, as well as other risks detailed in G-III’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. G-III assumes no obligation to update the information in this release.

(in thousands, except per share amounts)
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
July 31, July 31,
2010 2009 2010 2009
Net sales $ 188,960 $ 135,926 $ 343,237 $ 243,489
Cost of sales 128,206 95,111 233,447 171,459
Gross profit 60,754 40,815 109,790 72,030
Selling, general and administrative expenses 53,844 43,195 103,525 84,078
Depreciation and amortization 1,277 1,384 2,557 2,788
Operating income/(loss) 5,633 (3,764 ) 3,708 (14,836 )
Interest and financing charges, net 634 1,022 996 1,707
Income/(loss) before taxes 4,999 (4,786 ) 2,712 (16,543 )
Income tax expense/(benefit) 2,000 (2,010 ) 1,085 (6,948 )
Net income/(loss) $ 2,999 $ (2,776 ) $ 1,627 $ (9,595 )
Net income/(loss) per common share:
Basic $ 0.16 $ (0.17 ) $ 0.09 $ (0.57 )
Diluted $ 0.15 $ (0.17 ) $ 0.08 $ (0.57 )
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic 19,126 16,726 19,016 16,711
Diluted 19,652 16,726 19,540 16,711
Balance Sheet Data (in thousands): At July 31, At July 31,
2010 2009
Working Capital $ 175,877 $ 92,699
Cash 6,147 5,682
Inventory 223,543 172,439
Total Assets 457,329 373,099
Outstanding Borrowings 77,411 111,336
Total Shareholders’ Equity $ 239,709 $ 153,895
(in thousands)
Forecasted Actual
Twelve Months Ending Twelve Months Ended
January 31, 2011 January 31, 2010
EBITDA, as defined $96,300 – $99,300 $ 61,587
Depreciation and amortization 6,200 5,380
Interest and financing charges, net 3,400 4,705
Income tax expense 34,700 – 35,700 19,784
Net income $52,000 – $54,000 $ 31,718

EBITDA is a “non-GAAP financial measure” which represents earnings before depreciation and amortization, interest and financing charges, net, and income tax expense. EBITDA is being presented as a supplemental disclosure because management believes that it is a common measure of operating performance in the apparel industry. EBITDA should not be construed as an alternative to net income as an indicator of the Company’s operating performance, or as an alternative to cash flows from operating activities as a measure of the Company’s liquidity, as determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

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